Obituaries for week of July 7, 2019
George Washington Bell Mr. George Washington Bell, age 79, of Siler City, N. C. passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Hospice House, High Point, N,C. He was born in Canoe, Ala. to the late George and Louise Bell. After graduating from high school he attended Barber College in Birmingham, Ala. After a move to New York he moved to Detroit, Mich. where he purchased a barber shop as barbering…
First Assembly hosts ‘Celebration of Freedom’
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher The congregation of Atmore First Assembly hosted their 30th annual patriotic presentation “Celebration of Freedom” Sunday, June 30. The program is always held the Sunday before July 4th, and it’s an excellent way to usher in America’s birthday. Each year, veterans are honored in general and a few are selected for individual recognition. This year seven veterans were honored. This year was unique in that…
POA receives grant from State Council
Special to Atmore News The Pride of Atmore (POA) has received a grant of $12,000 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the state arts agency. This grant will specifically apply to the design of POA’s recording studio that will be on the second floor of the old hardware building. “During our initial presentation of our development of our master plan we visited Escambia County High School and…
ECHS Class of 1979 holds 40th reunion
Special to Atmore News The Escambia County High School Class of 1979 gathered for their 40th year reunion, June 7 – 9. The Class of 1979 holds the record as the largest graduating class from Escambia County High School with 246. Classmates traveled to Atmore from across the U.S. for the reunion events. From New York to south Florida, to Wisconsin and states nearby, the Class of ’79 gathered again…